Religion may have developed from primitive behaviour evident in chimpanzees and apes, scientists claim, according to Daily Telegraph, Sydney, Australia, 22 February 2000. Great ape expert, Professor Robert Sussman, said that if chimpanzees could write there would be a “chimp bible”. He added “the Ten Commandments aren’t really talking about God. They are talking about how we relate to other individuals.”

Editorial Comment: On checking the Professor’s claims about the Ten Commandments, we find the first one says “thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). Jesus said this means “you will love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37).

Sussman’s knowledge of chimps is about as reliable as his reported knowledge of the Ten Commandments.

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